Common Garage Injuries
Garages are used for a variety of purposes and projects. While some are simply used for car storage, others are the home of great construction or home repair projects.
Regardless of the particular use you have found for your garage, one thing you should keep in mind is that, like any other room of the house, the garage can be very dangerous and capable of inflicting harm on your family and friends.
To lessen your chances of suffering a garage injury, you should familiarize yourself with common garage injuries so that you can avoid them at all costs.
Many people use their garage to store dangerous items including:
- Lawnmowers and other gardening / lawn care equipment
- Mouse traps
- Suspended items (ie. ladders)
All of these items can inflict serious injuries or even death when they are not handled properly or carefully. If your family has children, you need to make sure that all of these items are placed out of their reach. Additionally, you should be careful when walking through the garage even if you are an adult. Make sure that all lights are on when working in the garage so that you can see potential hazards and avoid them accordingly.
Storage and Stacking Hazards
Many people use their garage for storage. This, in itself, is not dangerous. However, when people begin stacking heavy boxes and other items there is a risk that they could tip over and land on someone. This could cause injuries ranging from broken bones to brain damage.
If using your garage for storage, avoid stacking as much as possible. If you must stack items, make sure that the heaviest ones are placed on the ground with lighter objects stacked on top.